Volunteer Fire Grants, Due June 15

Michigan Volunteer Fire Assistance

Application Due Date: 06/15/2011

Program Objective(s): To assist fire departments in acquiring fire fighting equipment for local communities.

Eligibility: Fire departments in rural communities with populations of 10,000 or less and that have publicly-owned forested land within protection area.

Application Process:

  • 1.Local fire department makes application to Division’s Management Unit Office. Applications are mailed to fire departments during the application period.
  • 2. Management Unit prioritizes applications within unit and forwards to Division.
  • 3. Division office prioritizes applications Statewide and awards grants.
  • 4. Fire department purchases equipment and sends documentation to Division.
  • 5. Division pays 50 percent of the cost, up to allocation amount.

Deadline(s): Applications by June 15 of each year; project completion by August 1 of the following year.

Timeline(s): Grantees are notified of a grant award by November 15

Dollar Amount(s) Available: No minimum or maximum amount.

Source(s) of Funds: U.S. Department of Agriculture – Forest Service.

Contact(s): Forest, Mineral and Fire Management Division, Jack Schultz 517-373-1218 schultzc1@michigan.gov.

Volunteer Fire Grants, Due June 15

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